The popular televangelist told his members that his decision to visit South Africa was a revelation from God and a blessing to people of the country
The founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Joshua, has promised to visit South Africa in honor of its citizens who lost their lives in the tragic incident which happened in the church premises.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), put the death toll at the building collapse at 90 people while131 others were rescued from the rubble.
Since the death toll rose to 90, the South African High Commission had said the 84 of the people who died on September 12 collapse were South Africans.
According to Premium Times, the popular televangelist told his members that his decision to visit South Africa was a revelation from God and a blessing to people of the country.
He said: “Those who are affected in one way or another and those who passed onto glory, their greatest desire is to see that the work of salvation they died and suffered for continues and reaches unreachable places.” “For that, what they are coming here for should be taken to meet them in their country,” he stated to an applause from foreigners but what appeared a muted response from the Nigerian congregants.
“Once in a month, I will be travelling to South Africa to meet people from South Africa and other nations who find South Africa easier to visit, in memory of martyrs of faith,” the cleric stated in the sermon which was also transmitted live on Emmanuel TV, the church’s television station.
He added that his “ministration in South Africa will not be on Sunday so that people wills have the opportunity to attend their respective churches.
“This kind of faith expressed by South Africans deserves this kind of blessing from God.”
The prophet thanked worshippers for their encouragement and support from different parts of the world.
“I have been your pastor, preaching to you. Now, it is your turn that you are preaching to me. It is your turn that you are giving back what you have received in terms of preaching, teaching and counselling,” he said. “There is a time to give and a time to receive. There is a time to laugh and a time to cry. There is a time to be born and a time to die. Thank you for understanding the time that I am in.”
The pastor said the decision to go to South Africa would have some adverse effects on Nigeria but insisted it was a “revelation from God” that he must obey.
He called on the South African government to be involved in organising the monthly meetings, as “mammoth crowds” would attend.